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Aw, Shucks

Farmer’s Market
6701 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78757
Tel: (512) 454-1002


Bill Woodward (12/23/93)
I don’t know if it’s still around, but there was a little restaurant/ stand at the Farmer’s Market on Burnet, kind of across from Roger Beasley, by the name of ‘Aw, Shucks’, which sells packages of freshly made tamales. I’ve eaten there several times (last year), and it was quite good. Don’t know about authentic, ’cause I haven’t travelled to Mexico yet to check.
Dave Fricke (12/23/93)
There is a shop in the Travis County Farmer’s Market that specializes in tamales.
Van Garrett (12/23/93)
Aw Shucks, which recently opened a store in the heart of Sixth Street, also makes pretty good tamales.

El Azteca Restaurant

2600 East Seventh Street
Austin, Texas 78702
Tel: (512) 477-4701


Van Garrett (12/23/93)
El Azteca has good tamales, but the barbacoa and cabrito is the best stuff there.

Fiesta Mart

Store No 25
3909 North IH 35
Austin, Texas 78722
Tel: (512) 406-3900
Store No 26
600 West William Cannon Drive
Austin, Texas 78745
Tel: (512) 707-5900


Judy (12/23/93)
I had some tamales that were purchased at Fiesta the other night. They were cheese and jalapeno, very hot, and good! As far as restaurants, most of the true tex mex have decent tamales, but i’ve rarely had one that i thought was above and beyond the others. (True tex mex to me is Nuevo Leon, Mexico Tipico, maybe El Azteca.)
Van Garrett (12/23/93)
I just had some Fiesta tamales, which were frankly disappointing.

Green & White Grocery, The

1201 East Seventh Street
Austin, Texas 78702
Tel: (512) 472-0675


Dave Fricke (12/23/93)
The Green and White grocery on East 7th street, if it still exists, is famous for its tamales.
Van Garrett (12/23/93)
I would send the guy to Green and White Grocery, on 7th or 6th, I can never remember. It’s on the south side of the street, and they have the best tamales, which they will box up so he can take whereever he wants.

Las Manitas

211 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701
Tel: (512) 472-9357


J.M. Carter (2/10/95)
Las Manitas on Congress have wonderful vegetarian tamales on Friday’s and Saturday’s. I know these aren’t traditional, but they are definetly worth a try.
Every once in a while, they offer chicken or cheese and poblano which are great. Ask them to make some for the menu, or, to take home.

Nuevo Leon

1209 East Seventh Street
Austin, Texas 78702
Tel: (512) 479-0097


Carl Dahlberg (12/23/93)
Nuevo Leon, I would imagine, has tamale’s and all their food is good…not to mention their rita’s.
Chuck Herrick (12/23/93)
Fantastic fajitas.
Tamales on demand!
Van Garrett (12/23/93)
I would second Nuevo Leon

Pancho’s Mexican Buffet

5800 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78756
Tel: (512) 451-2296
102 East Oltorf
Austin, Texas 78704
Tel: (512) 443-5622


Carl Dahlberg (12/23/93)
Pancho’s….all you can eat…:-)
Actually, I like Pancho’s…call me sick.

Rosie’s Tamale House

No 1
13436 Highway 71 West
Austin, Texas 78738
Tel: (512) 263-5245
No 2
13776 Research Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78750
Tel: (512) 219-7793
Tamales To Go
2701 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704
Tel: (512) 462-9484
Tamales To Go
13303 Highway 71 West
Austin, Texas 78738
Tel: (512) 263-5164


Kaveh Massoudian (12/23/93)
Rose’s Tamale House, around the intersection of highways 620/71/2244.
Mark A. Breland (12/23/93)
Rosie’s Tamale House on the west side of Hwy 71, just north of the 71/620 intersection.
Van Garrett (12/23/93)
Rose’s Tamale House is okay, but I don’t think their other food is very good.
Barry W. (12/27/93)
There’s also a Rosie’s Tamale House on north 183 just south of 620.
Good Tamales.

Seis Salsas Restaurant & Bar

2004 South First Street
Austin, Texas 78704
Tel: (512) 445-5050


Dave Fricke (12/23/93)
For restaurant tamale scarfing, Seis Salsas restaurant on South 1st has in the past had tamale specials around X-mas.


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